15 Most Exotic Places in the World Where You Can Teach
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We've all seen photos or vacationed to tropical paradises, beautiful beaches surrounded by jungle on one side, and turquoise water on the other. We dream of spending a week or 2 in these places at least once in a lifetime. But what if we told you it's possible to find teaching jobs in places like this? What if it were possible to teach during the day and watch the sunset on the beach of an exotic island, every night? Well it actually is!
Sure, you may not be able to make a salary that will pay off all those student loans, but you'll have a quality of life like no other! Whether it's for a year or two (or more), an experience in another country will change the way you look at life. And while you're there, you might as well put all those teaching degrees to use!
Many of the places on this list are actually in need of certified native English-speaking teachers. You'd be surprised how delighted schools would be to find a teacher with any teaching experience and a degree in Education! A great way to find a job teaching in any country is the CVued mobile app. They have connections to schools around the world, with several new schools recently added in Thailand and Singapore! All you have to do is upload your resumé and choose the country or city where you'd like to teach and schools will contact you! And the best part is, it's totally FREE! So if you're itching to experience life in another country and see more of the world, go download the CVued app today and give it a shot. You have nothing to lose!
Teacher jobs: $2,000 - $3,000 USD
Accommodation: $250 - $500 USD
- The teachers change classrooms each period, not the students!
- Taiwan was the beginning of many SE Asian cultures.
- Their garbage trucks play classical music while picking up trash.
Teacher jobs: $400 - $600 USD
Accommodation: $130 - $230 USD
- Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island
- More than 80% of the plants & animal species found on Madagascar can be found nowhere else on Earth!
- 90% of the people in Madagascar live on less than two dollars a day.
3. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR
Teacher jobs: Volunteer
- Charles Darwin visited for 5 weeks in 1835, where his observations contributed to the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection in his book 'The Origin of Species'
- Until 2012, it was home to the only surviving giant Pinta Island tortoise left on Earth, which is known as the rarest creature in the world.
- They are perhaps one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
Teacher jobs: $1,000 - $1,500 USD
Accommodation: $250 - $500 USD
- It was the heart of the ancient Maya world. Many Mayan ruins can be visited by horseback.
- There are NO fast food chains (McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, etc.), and high-quality food is cheap.
- Belizeans believe if you swim on Black Friday, you'll turn into a mermaid!
Teacher jobs: $480 - $520 USD
Accommodation: $120 - $240 USD
- It is made up of 7,107 islands!
- They were named the "Philippines" after King Phillip II of Spain
- It is the world’s leading producer of coconuts.
Teacher jobs: $2,600 - $4,600 USD
Accommodation: $1,500 - $2,000 USD
- Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee commercially.
- It has lost more wildlife species than any other state.
- The word ‘Hawaii’ comes from the Proto-Polynesian “hawaiki”, which means “Place of the Gods” or “Homeland”.
7. IBIZA, SPAIN
Teacher jobs: $1,600 - $2,100 USD
Accommodation: $700 - $900 USD
- Its soil is orange.
- In 2007, the island’s government decreed that all new hotels in Ibiza must be five-star.
- It's a World Heritage Site due to its architecture, coastline and sea life.
Teacher jobs: $850 - $1,500 USD
Accommodation: $120 - $570 USD
- It has 1,430 islands, one of which is where the famous movie, The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was filmed.
- It is illegal to "go commando" (not wear any underwear) outside of your home.
- According to the World Economic Forum, Thailand is the 13th friendliest country in the world.
9. OKINAWA, JAPAN
Teacher jobs: $2,400 - $2,600 USD
Accommodation: $250 - $550 USD
- It's the birthplace of the popular martial art, Karate.
- It has more than 450 people living over the age of 100, and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.
10. BALI, INDONESIA
“The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.” -Lonely Planet
Teacher jobs: $1,000 - $1,500 USD
Accommodation: $150 - $250 USD
- All Bali people have only four different names... WHAT?!?
- They celebrate a day on which the whole island is closed - meaning no work, no travel, no electricity, no noise! Most people spend the day meditating.
- Home to the most expensive cup of coffee, which is made from a coffee bean that is swallowed and pooped out by an animal (Civet Cat)... and it costs between $35 to $100 for a single cup, in a coffee shop!
11. DUBAI, UAE
Teacher jobs: $2,500 - $4,000 USD
Accommodation: $1,100 - $2,500 USD
- The crime rate is 0%!
- There is 0% income tax!
- Some of the world's tallest & biggest structures are here. One of the malls is so big, there is a snow park and ski resort, inside!
12. FIJI ISLANDS
Teacher jobs: Mostly volunteer
- It is made up of 333 islands.
- In the villages, only the chief can wear hats and sunglasses.
- It was colonized by the British up until 1970.
Teacher jobs: $1,200 - $1,700 USD
Accommodation: $110 - $550 USD
- It is common style to sip on cold drinks from a plastic bag.
- It has a total of 878 beautiful islands.
- Orang-utans are native to the island of Borneo, Malaysia.
Teacher jobs: $3,600 - $4,000 USD
Accommodation: $680 - $1,100 USD
- It is a U.S. territory.
- All the beaches are made of ground coral, not sand.
- The capital is one of the oldest European cities in the Pacific, claimed by Spain in the 16th century.
Teacher jobs: $500 - $1,500 USD
Accommodation: $300 - $600 USD
- It is one of the smallest countries in the world.
- It is made up of 115 islands.
- Home to one of the largest land turtles - over 300 lbs!
If you’re a qualified teacher, you can make FAR more than $1,500 a month in Thailand. Even most smaller international schools have salary scales that start around that amount, and the biggest schools go well over it. The big three – NIST, ISB and Bangkok Patana, all pay starting salaries of around 50,000 US dollars per year, and you can earn far more than that if you have several years of experience and take on extra responsibilities. Bottom line: go into international teaching if you’re tired of the bureaucracy in the public system back home!
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